Lowering the threshold for the diagnosis of gestational diabetes.


OBJECTIVE Our purpose was to determine whether lowering the diagnostic threshold for gestational diabetes mellitus on 3-hour 100 gm oral glucose tolerance testing will select a population at risk for adverse perinatal outcome. STUDY DESIGN In this retrospective study 434 patients with an abnormal 50 gm glucose screen result (> or = 140 mg/dl) underwent a… (More)